Calendar of Events

Each month, we present a program of interest to our members and their guests. This page contains a list of upcoming programs including the speaker, topic, and sponsor(s). For more information about any program or to suggest a topic that might be of interest to our members, please contact our Speakers Committee via email at . Each attendee must RSVP online at least one week prior to the next scheduled meeting.

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Speaker Information: One or more speakers present "generic" information about a topic for approximately 45 minutes. Speakers do not promote their own services or products.

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June 16, 2016

Janet Popp

Speaker

Janet Popp, MA, Brookdale Home Health

Janet Popp is a physical therapist employed by Brookdale Home Health and holds a master’s degree in gerontology. She is an adjunct lecturer at UNM Health Sciences Center Division of Physical Therapy and Chair of the NM Adult Falls Prevention Coalition. In addition, she is a fall risk assessment trainer under a contract with the NM Department of Health.

Topic

Balance, Age, and Fall Prevention Strategies

Older adult falls are a serious public health problem. Often the public perception is that nothing can be done to prevent these falls as we get older. This is far from the truth. Falls are not a normal part of aging and many can be prevented with effective intervention. This presentation will review how the body controls balance, possible age and health-related changes that affect balance, and strategies to reduce the chances of falling.

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La Vida Llena & Heritage Home Health and Hospice

July, 2016

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August, 2016

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September, 2016

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October, 2016

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The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

November, 2016

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FRENCH Funerals & Cremations

December, 2016

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